Stella Oduah's Shady Deals At Enugu International Airport Exposed

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(f) at 26-03-2016 02:57PM (4 years ago)

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Former Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah has been accused of making a mockery of the Aviation Ministry by leaving the Aviation Ministry in very poor standing while in office



The stench of contractual fraud left behind by Senator Stella Oduah during her tenure as Minister of Aviation remains unceasing. Oduah, whose time as a minister under the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan was headlined by the dodgy contract of two bullet-proof BMW cars for her use, was elected senator in the last general elections.
 
The latest installment of controversy of her legacy as a minister is coming from the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, which was closed down for over two years to allow for its upgrade into a real international airport. To this end, a  contract was awarded at the cost of N86billion.‎   
                                                                                                                       
The airport runway, built in the 70s,  stretches over a distance of 2.6km ‎, which was to be extended to 3.6km to meet the global international runway standards.The old 2.6km runway was pot-hole ridden, making it risky for landing. 
 
Palliative measures were occasionally carried out on the runway at night to arrest further deterioration of the runway, but they did not eliminate the risk.
 
The contractor’s brief was to scrape off the original  2.6km runway that and construct an entirely new one. However,  what was done the dressing of its surface and the addition of a new one-kilometer stretch to make it 3.6km. But even the new one was shoddily built, making it unable to meet the standard specifications for runway construction. 
 
Sources revealed to this medium that no soil analysis was conducted before construction.  ‎This has been blamed for the regular flooding when the rains come.
 
Being the only one runway at the airport, not more than one plane can land or take off at the same time. The runway, as it is,  cannot accommodate bigger planes like Boeing 747 and 777, a situation that makes the airport less than a lucrative destination for airlines. The airport is made more unappealing regarding profit by the absence of cargo warehouse facilities.
 
And currently, despite the vast amounts expended, ‎there is no perimeter fencing around the runway. A case of a loiterer blocking a plane from taking off was reported late last year.
 
Also, ‎the airport does not have Instrument Landing Systems, ILS. It has an improvised solar lighting on the runway; the airport authorities said works for between two to three hours daily. Ideally, it should work all day.‎ Similarly unavailable are CCTV cameras. The shuttle bus service for passengers has been discontinued by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAAN). As a result, passengers are left to trek to the aircraft even when it is raining.
 
The decrepit situation at the airport has led to the decision of Lufthansa and Emirates airlines to defer the commencement of their o‎pe rations on that route.‎ Moreover, the runway represents a clear and present danger to flight safety.



BournIdentity (m) at 26-03-2016 03:31PM
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K,,, bad belle fiffle
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Machealex (m) at 26-03-2016 03:40PM
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What a shame.  Even woman.
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gogoman (m) at 26-03-2016 03:44PM
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she get right to complain  Grin Grin Grin
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xmanrock (m) at 26-03-2016 03:48PM
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Thief
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morgrawl231 (m) at 26-03-2016 04:04PM
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Chairlady of pen robbers,,,,
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Slimchery (m) at 26-03-2016 04:06PM
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Who we go even trust for this Naija,even women wey de office dey even do worst or does it mea there is no one good person in Nigeria top and low offices?
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kison (m) at 26-03-2016 04:15PM
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DULL BRAINY WOMAN,,,be careful, be very very careful, CAREFULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL...
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Passion8Soul (f) at 26-03-2016 04:18PM
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Women ought 2 b virtuous in wat eva dey do...n dey r fightin 4 gender equality...hmmmm
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kp45 (m) at 26-03-2016 05:01PM
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Ok o
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angesco (f) at 26-03-2016 05:12PM
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As long as we try to put ROUND PEGS in SQUARE HOLES we will continue to mess up the little achievements we have made.

Do these people even go through interview panels before being handed jobs? Does the government really have to hand over jobs to someone because    they belong to the SAME political party or because they made huge CASH donations and " helped " win the eelection. When will we pass the stage of "MAN KNOW MAN?"
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kabukabu (m) at 26-03-2016 05:25PM
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May God enter into the hearts of office holders and stake holders in Nigeria to the beneficial things for the masses. Amen
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kabukabu (m) at 26-03-2016 05:25PM
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May God enter into the hearts of office holders and stake holders in Nigeria to the beneficial things for the masses. Amen
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Eazyatumeyi (m) at 26-03-2016 05:39PM
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criminal woman, na God go judge you.
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Eazyatumeyi (m) at 26-03-2016 05:39PM
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criminal woman, na God go judge you.
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yashiyikure (m) at 26-03-2016 05:47PM
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may God helps us in dis country
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dickieponga (m) at 26-03-2016 07:34PM
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Na women tif pass, see im face as e swell like pig...
She looks like a pig anyway...
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beautysharp (f) at 26-03-2016 09:08PM
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Let her enemies go and hug transformer, at least she transformed all airports in Nigeria. Among all our leaders who is innocent even buharia that is fighting kworuption, is he innocent? She delivered in aviation, she worked for her people. Her work in aviation gave her ticket to the senatorial seat, the work she's also still doing. God bless you Adaezechukwu.
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imaria (f) at 26-03-2016 10:56PM
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Quote from: Timothy Eazy on 26-03-2016 05:39PM
criminal woman, na God go judge you.
for real he will judge them all
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slimmygal (f) at 27-03-2016 01:05AM
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what a man can do, a woman do better. if a man can rob, a woman can rob better. robbers family, ole, barawo, gbewiri
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